Do you know?
Four million healthy dogs die every year in the US and 10,000 in the UK.
A third of purchased dogs come from puppy mills.
One in five puppies bought from pet shops or from the internet suffer from parvovirus, an often fatal disease which can cost up to £4,000 to treat.
Every day in USA over 10,000 healthy dogs get killed in shelters.
One female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in only six years.
Over four million healthy dogs are killed each year in USA and 10,000 in the UK.
Reducing the world’s stray dog population saves human lives. Over 15 million people are affected by rabies from stray dogs.
Inhumane killing methods are often used because they cost less. Stray dogs are inhumanely killed in over 60 countries with few to zero laws against animal cruelty.
The best way to tackle the global stray dog situation is not through mass culling but low cost spay/neuter and vaccine programmes.
WaHF aim to neuter 100,000 dogs by 2020, this could avoidthe birth and suffering of over 6 million unwanted dogs.
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#pawsforthought is Wild at Heart Foundation's first awareness raising campaign. We want people to take a moment, to pause and reflect on the global stray dog problem and its impact on our lives. You see, it's not just a problem when we go abroad on holiday and see stray dogs on the beaches in Greece or Spain, but this is a global problem which is worsening.
The stray dog population has reached over 600 million and is rising. Even with mass killings, the problem has not improved. Plus studies have proven that humane 'trap, neuter, release' programs are the way forward.